Short & sharp …
The days are definitely shortening here, as winter approaches in the Queensland bush.
(Well it’s descending on the entire southern hemisphere I believe, but I can only report on this corner of the world with any certainty!). I have been washing laundry like a woman possessed (a week away from home will do that – strangely the washing fairies didn’t visit while I was away!) and not really in the photo-taking mood. Who needs to see someone else’s piles of dirty clothes?
But as I type this I remember a regular post I used to run here called ‘World Weather Watch’ … and thought I really should make an effort to bring it back. I love me some good* weather, don’t you?
Temperatures are dropping too – prompting me to stay inside a lot (tending the washing machine) and also promting the first fire of the season in our old fireplace here at Granite Glen.
Das and Violet were more than happy to collect the kindling (effectively postponing homework time!)…
Ducks (who don’t feel the cold apparently) were allowed in for a quick dip in the pool before their bedtime – after all, at about 10C no humans were fighting them off for the privelege of a swim there!
Then I looked out to the west, as the sun peeped through clouds and the Silky Oaks…
Twinkly and sweet.
Even the cobwebs look pretty in that light…
And for the 20 seconds this bit of sunset lasted… the bokeh was just gorgeous.
Looking beyond the old yards to the sunset proper…
Then north-west to our ‘knob’ and a streaky cool farewell from the sun.
A final glow over the carport and old yards before nightfall…
All sunset shots taken within four minutes. Seriously. Aussie sunset are short, sharp and sensational, no?
Weather forecast for here for tomorrow (Wednesday May 21, 2013) is for:
Temps of 8C – 17C
90% chance of 10-20mm of rain.
Cool and wet.
(Hope the dryer is working!)
What’s the weather in your neck of the woods?
Looking forward to your reports in comments.
* Of course, such terrible destruction from wild tornadoes in the American Mid-West. My heart and thoughts goes to those who have been affected there.